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Carson Leaves Town
Monday, 2nd Sep 2013 18:13

Midfielder Josh Carson has left Portman Road by mutual consent. The 20-year-old Northern Irish international is out of manager Mick McCarthy’s plans and has recently spent time on trial with Bristol City, Notts County and Hibernian.

Carson, who was contracted until the end of the season, can now find a new club outside the transfer window.

McCarthy told the club site: “We thank Josh for all his efforts at Ipswich Town and we wish him all the best for the future.”

Carson, who was on loan at York City during the latter stages of last season, made 18 starts and 15 sub appearances for the Blues having come through the academy, scoring five goals.

The midfielder's exit looks set to be the only action at Portman Road on an unusually quiet final day of the transfer window.

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Arthur added 18:17 - Sep 2
Good Luck Josh, where ever you go.

Keep working... You will have a future in football.
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BuckieBlue added 18:27 - Sep 2
In his interests now deadline almost past.
All the best, thanks for your efforts.
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Keaneish added 18:29 - Sep 2
Did he score that many!? Isn't that the best goals per game ratio we have in our squad!? Can't be far off if not!
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BotesdaleBlue added 18:32 - Sep 2
The latest in a long, long line of players to have his contract paid up over the past 5 years. I'm old enough to remember when we used to sell players for money! Now it always seems to cost us when a player departs.

Regarding the player himself, he undoubtedly showed promise at 17, but lost his way (and form) for whatever reason a couple of years back. On that basis, it is right that he tries to further his career at another club.

A shame, but we must move on.
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Tonyitfc82 added 18:36 - Sep 2
Not a championship player. League one at best. Good luck for the future though.
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Mark added 18:39 - Sep 2
> Now it always seems to cost us when a player departs.

It sure does. We even paid Delaney to leave a year ago and now he is playing regularly in the Premier League!
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thebeat added 18:43 - Sep 2
It was obvious he would leave. He likes to run with the ball and take players on. That doesnt fit into our current ethos.
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RegencyBlue added 18:56 - Sep 2
Showed promise at 17 but never kicked on!
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BluedanW added 18:57 - Sep 2
Unusually quiet deadline day??? Apart from resigning henderson on loan last season, whenever do we have a busy deadline day?
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gcasselton1 added 19:01 - Sep 2
too many nights in Sin, not enough time on the training ground I reckon.
on his day he is a bit too exciting to be playing in mick's squad though, too
much flair and attacking spirit for us
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newtownfan13 added 19:18 - Sep 2
Agree with your comment 'the beat' you are 100% correct. Congratulations Josh you will do brilliant no matter where you go at least you will be given a chance to prove yourself because MM didn't give you a game. I would worry for the remainder of the academy youth that are showing potential as its would seem that experience is all MM will use, or bring in more experienced loan players Good luck Josh..


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jas0999 added 19:21 - Sep 2
Best wishes to josh.

Disappointed that we haven't signed a striker. Mid table again then.
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ChrisMakin2012 added 19:35 - Sep 2
Who we signing then?
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muhrensleftfoot added 19:39 - Sep 2
If he's so good then why have every club he's been loaned to or on trial with, not signed him. They can't all be wrong. That said he did look to have some talent, so it must be a mental thing. Maybe he's not wiling to put in the effort. Another wasted talent unfortunately, that has sunk into oblivion.
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Marcus added 19:43 - Sep 2
Good luck. I hope a new club can revitalise him.
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Jimmy86 added 19:46 - Sep 2
Last season we were hard to beat and so we only needed to score 1 goal to win games, this season we are conceding and therefore having to score more goals to win. Very disappointing we haven't made a signing on deadline day but more especially a clinical striker. Coz although thebrum keeper played out of his skin the other day a more clinical striker scores one of those chances. Evans lack of backing for mick has been a disgrace.
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essextractorboy93 added 20:08 - Sep 2
Good luck Josh! Remember his 2 goals against Palace a few years ago. I think we should make a loan move for Billy Sharp, other Championship teams interested. Quality player at this level.
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blues1 added 20:16 - Sep 2
those of you going on about him being another player weve paid to leave, I think youll find weve not paid him a penny. he has left by mutual consent which indicates hes asked to be freed from his contract in order that he can try to find another club, who, because there'll be no fee due to itfc now, may agree to sign him. muhrensleftfoot. you've hit the nail on the head, every club hes been on trial at so far has rejected the chance to sign him and when on loan at the end of last season he couldn't even get into the York team so shows how after such a promising start he has gone backwards. a shame but wish him well for the future
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itfcjoe added 20:22 - Sep 2
@blues1

By mutual consent doesn't mean we haven't paid him off, we will without doubt have paid him off
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Taricco_Fan added 20:40 - Sep 2
Plenty of potential but perhaps not the correct attitude and level of application.

I hope Carson makes it in the game. He's good enough but he needs to want it enough.
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runningout added 20:44 - Sep 2
a promising player at one point... Not sure what held him up... would like to think our current staff can bring on the youth like we used to...
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Garv added 20:48 - Sep 2
Very disappointing.
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Kirbmeister added 20:53 - Sep 2
That's right lets keep on knocking McCarthy even when on the subject of a player who wasn't good enough. I hope he doesn't read some of these comments it would just make him laugh people telling him how to do his job- see where we are at XMAS!!!!!
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AlexGreen added 21:11 - Sep 2
People keep talking about attitude, might it be that he just wasn't quite good enough? I've never met him and not sure where the attitude things comes from
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Lightningboy added 22:05 - Sep 2
5 goals in 18 starts wasn't a bad record.

Shame it hasn't worked out,just wonder whether we should've persevered a little longer with Josh..he looked a great prospect 2 years ago..wonder what went wrong?
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